Redskins Sweep Giants
The Redskins came into New York and despite two early interceptions by Rex Grossman, dominated the New York Giants beating them. 23-10. The Giants, who are fighting for their playoff lives and didn’t get their lone touchdown until 33 seconds left in the fourth quarter, get swept by the Redskins for the first time since 1999.
Rex Grossman, threw two interceptions in the first quarter, both on first downs and were long bombs, but had a solid day besides the mistakes. He ended up 15 of 24 for 185 yards and a touchdown. Grossman has thrown at least one interception in his last ten starts.
The Redskins had 19 first downs, 8 of 15 on third downs, 1 of 2 on fourth downs and held the ball for 34:29. They also ended up 1 of 3 in the red zone. The Redskins ended up with 177 passing yards in all and 300 total yards and won the turnover battle two to three.
The Redskins had 123 rushing yards led by Roy Helu who had 53 yards on 23 carries. Evan Royster ended up with 10 carries for 36 yards and Darrel Young had four carries for 14 yards and a touchdown. Anthony Armstrong and Niles Paul both had runs on reverses with Armstrong’s going 14 yards and Paul’s seven.
Jabar Gaffney led the Redskins with 85 yards on six receptions while Santana Moss had two catches for 40 yards including a touchdown. Donte Stallworth had two catches for 35 yards and Roy Helu had three catches for 16 yards.
The Redskins defense played terrific, including picking off Eli Manning three times. DeAngelo Hall, OJ Atogwe and Josh Wilson all had picks. Hall had a one handed interception, Atogwe made a great catch getting his hands under the ball right before it would hit the ground and Wilson picked it off in the corner of the end zone.
Brian Orakpo had his first ever full sack against an NFC East opponent and ended up with two tackles on the day. His linebacking counterpart Ryan Kerrigan also had a sack and so did Stephen Bowen. London Fletcher led the Redskins with 12 tackles, Perry Riley had eight tackles, Reed Doughty had seven tackles and DeAngelo Hall & OJ Atogwe each ended up with six tackles.
It was the first time in Eli Manning’s career that he’s thrown three interceptions and no touchdowns in a game and was held to 233 passing yards overall and the Giants had 91 rushing yards.
Graham Gano was perfect with field goals with the longest being from 43 yards. Sav Rocca didn’t have his first punt until the fourth quarter.
The Redskins, who are now 5-9, host the 2-12 Minnesota Vikings on Saturday in the Redskins final home game of the season.
Listen here to what Mike Shanahan, Barry Cofield, London Fletcher, DeAngelo Hall, Santana Moss, Brian Orakpo, Roy Helu, Ryan Kerrigan, Will Montgomery & OJ Atogwe had to say following the win.
Mike Shanahan Postgame Audio
Barry Cofield Postgame Audio
London Fletcher Postgame Audio
DeAngelo Hall Postgame Audio
Santana Moss Postgame Audio
Brian Orakpo Postgame Audio
Roy Helu Postgame Audio
Ryan Kerrigan Postgame Audio
Will Montgomery Postgame Audio
OJ Atogwe Postgame Audio